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Chiefly in:   strong suite

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Diversity is blogging’s strong suite (link)
  • Jazz and Classical seem to be their strong suites. (link)

Googling the eggcorn turns up more than 7000 hits (the original gives 163000). Most seem to be about products or features of a company, or classes of computer programs: ‘applications are our strong suite’ or ‘SQL isn’t my strong suite’, for instance… thus creating an association with the IT use of ’suite’ as in a set of tools or products. Almost like a conscious pun, but widespread enough that it’s clearly not.

| link | entered by Sravana Reddy, 2005/04/20 |

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